The Tenth class on Basic Poetics by Allen Ginsberg. (The ninth class has no tape) To begin this class students sing the ballad...with guitar. Leads into a discussion of Basil Bunting and Quantitative Poetics. This is class 10 of 33.
First half of part 3 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop series on American value. Ginsberg reads several poems as examples of the mind in operation, and talks about how poetry can arise from meditation practice and ordinary mind. He reads and discusses the work of Charles Reznikoff, William Carlos Williams, and other writers. (Continues on 87P084)
This is an odd tape project on one side of a tape that appears to be a private conversation between Ginsberg and other artists that are not names. The conversation is interupted by Phone Calls and abruptly ends. There is a long silence and then there are two songs that are poorly produced that are not given names. Both f these songs appear on the album "Capitol Raspberry". The tape ends in mid-lyric. ( 1 reviews )
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institure April 10, 1980. Ginsberg and class discuss and read from the works of Ben Jonson and Robert Herrick. Ginsberg focuses mostly on the prosody of these to poet's work. This is class 22 of 33.
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg class on prosody, with Ginsberg discussing the necessity of writing mirroring, or being a good secretary, to one's own mind. Through benevolent, indifferent attention, says Ginsberg, a person's total subjectivity becomes total objectivity. (Continued from 76P052)
This is the 17th session of a class in basic poetics taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at the Naropa Institute. In this class, Ginsberg reads and discusses a number of songs by Shakespeare. During the last part of the class the students recite spontaneous poems. This is class 17 of 33.
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute May 22, 1980. Ginsberg spends the class reading and discussing the work of various poets throughout the ages who have dealt with the Sapphic form, from the ancient Greeks to Ezra Pound. Included are a number of different translations of works by Catullus. Ginsberg also plays recordings of Ed Sanders reciting poems by Sappho and Blake. This is class 31 of 33.
Second half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing prosody as a method of arranging thought patterns on the page, specifically in relation to William Carlos Williams and the New American Poetry. Ginsberg focuses on his own prosody, as well as those of Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, and Charles Olson. He also reads examples from Williams and discusses the history of prosody. (Continued from 76p050.)
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg May 26, 1980. Ginsberg begins the class by singing poems by Sappho and songs by William Blake and Isaac Watts accompanied by harmonium. The rest of the class is devoted to Christopher Smart's poetry, specifically "Rejoice In The Lamb" and "Jubilate Agno." This is class 32 of 33.
AG class on 19th Century poetry specifically William Blake. There is a reading of "The Tyger" by Allen Ginsberg and then much discussion regarding Blake's systemology. AG describes the four zoas. In this discussion there is talk about Buddhism, creationism and the mythology of boundary. AG reads "The Abstract Human." He talks about Yeats and Ezra Pound and his personal experience of being turned on to Blake. The class ends with the reading of the last poem in the Songs of...
Part 1 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg looks at what a value is, what is of value, and at poetry that addresses these questions. He focuses on the work of artist and poet Marsden Hartley, reading and discussing his poems, including "Three small feathers," "As the buck lay dead," "Albert Ryder, moonlightist," and others. Ginsberg also touches on the work of William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound.
First half of a class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, in a series of classes in the Summer of 1975. Ginsberg focuses on meter and measure in English poetry, specifically with the work of the poets Thomas Campion and William Shakespeare. Ginsberg also gives his personal history with the use of measure and meter in his own poetry. (Continues on 75P008B)
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute May 29, 1980. Ginsberg spends the majority of the class fielding questions from the class and discussing the practice of writing with regards to his own work and the work of his peers. Ginsberg ends the class by singing sections of Blake's "The Songs Of Innocence and of Experience." This is class 33 of 33. ( 1 reviews )
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute April 17, 1980. Ginsberg begins the class by discussing and reading from George Herbert. He then reads a selection of Jack Kerouac's poetry finally ending by reading and discussing selections of James Shirley and Thomas Carey's poetry. This is class 21 of 33.
A Basic Poetics Class with Allen Ginsberg at Naropa in 1980. This recording contains part of class 12 and 13 from Feb.21 and 25, 1980. In this class Ginsberg discusses and reads Elizabethan English Lyric. Works include The Passionate Shepherd by Marlowe and Ralegh's The Nymph's Reply, The Lie, and Nature, That Washed Her Hands in Milk; The Aged Lover Renounceth Love and Greensleeves. This is class 12 of 33.
Allen Ginsberg presents a class on "Spiritual Poetics." Ginsberg discusses the influence of haiku on the Beats and the relative merits of tape recorders and notebooks for writing poetry. He then reads and comments on selections from the Collected Earlier Poems of William Carlos Williams. (Continued on 74P003). This is part 2 of 3.
Allen Ginsberg class on 20th Century Expansive Poetics. Ginsberg discusses reading poetry aloud. He gives techniques for a strong reading. A few students read Federico Garcia Lorca's "Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter," partly in Spanish, but mostly the English translation. Ginsberg discusses elements of the piece, reports on the students' readings, and students discuss the translation.
First half of part 4 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg discusses the work of William Carlos Williams, including the poems "The trees," "To a friend," and "Poor old Abner." (Continues on 87P086)
First half of a second class with Allen Ginsberg discussing William Carlos Williams's prosody. (First class is on 76P050-051) This discussion touches on the various prosodies and writing processes of William Burroughs, Andrei Voznesensky, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Wyatt and Jack Kerouac. Ginsberg focuses on the way in which prosody might serve idiosyncratic thought patterns and an individual's rhythms. (Continued on 76P053)
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute April 28, 1980. The majority of the class is spent reading and discussing the work of the poets John Suckling and Andrew Marvell. The work of Anne Bradstreet, Abraham Cowley, Richard Crawshaw, Thomas Carew, and Richard Lovelace is also discussed. This is class 26 of 33.
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg lecture on English and American lyric poetry. Ginsberg reads Sir Walter Raleigh's "The lie," Christophr Marlowe's "The passionate shepherd to his love," Hector Berlioz and Giuseppe Verdi requiems, George Peel's "As when the rye reached to the chin" and "Hot sun, cool fire, tempered with sweet air, and Robert Southwell's "The burning babe." (Continued from 96P049)
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute March 27, 1980. Ginsberg begins discussing the prosody of Robert Creeley then segues into the bulk of the lecture centered around the poetry of the English Metaphysical poet John Donne. This is class 19 of 33.
Second half of Part 3 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg reads several poems as examples of the mind in operation and talks about how poetry can arise from meditation practice and ordinary mind. He reads and discusses the work of Charles Reznikoff, William Carlos Williams, and other writers. (Continued from 87P083)
Allen Ginsberg concludes a class on "Spiritual Poetics" with a discussion of the difference between good and great poetry, "bodhisattva magnanimity," and magic in Anne Waldman's "Fast-speaking woman." (Continued from 74P002) This is part 3 of 3.
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institiute May 15, 1980. For the duration of the class Ginsberg discusses Saphhic meter using various poems to demonstrate the ancient form. This is class 29 of 33.
Tape 11 of an 11 tape series of Allen Ginsberg's class on Expansive Poetics. Subject matter includes background on such Russian writers as Kaysin Kuliev and Sergei Yesenin. Also included are readings of work by Gordon McVay, Vladimir Klebnikov, and Sergei Yesenin.
Tape 8 of an 11 tape series of Allen Ginsbergs class on Expansive Poetics. Subject matter includes background on Surrealism and concepts of language and the imagination as well as readings of works by such writers as Tristan Tzara, Philip Lamantia, Andre Breton, Robert Desnos, Vitezslav Nezval, Philippe Soupeau, Francis Picabia, and Benjamin Perret. ( 1 reviews )
Second half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing vividness and close observation in writing, particularly the writers who do it, including Walt Whitman, haiku, Jack Kerouac, Charles Reznikoff, Imagists and William Carlos Williams. Ends with Ginsberg reading a poem that was a partial model for "Howl."(Continued from 86p306A.) ( 1 reviews ) Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, Buddhism, consciousness and literature
First half of an Allen Ginsberg workshop for On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Ginsberg discusses word choices, vividness, juxtaposition, sound, epics, the concept of "first thought, best thought" and Buddhism. (Continues on 82P316B) ( 1 reviews )
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg class on his mentor William Carlos Williams. Ginsberg compares the work and influences of Wordsworth, Whitman, and Reznikov, and reads from Williams's "Prelude," "Cambridge in the Alps," "Rain," and others. He gives examples of Williams's writing techniques and relates some of them to the meditative mind. (Continued from 87P013)
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg workshop for On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Ginsberg discusses rhythm, poetry and rhyme. The workshop ends with a question and answer session. (Continued from 82P316B) ( 1 reviews )
First half of an Allen Ginsberg survey class on historical poetics. Ginsberg discusses topics, styles, and modes that he found useful in his own poetry, and that every poet should know. He includes a discussion of preliterate traditions; quantitative verse, including classic meters and long and short vowels; sonnets; song forms; and a discussion of poetry expressing states of consciousness. He shows how older forms are still alive in the work of contemporary poets, using as examples the works...
Tape 5 of an 11 tape series of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on Expansive Poetics. Subject matter includes background on such movements as the Futurists, Acmeists, and Imaginists as well as readings of work by various artists including Osip Mandelstam, Jorge Ivanov, Nikolai Gumilev, William Carlos Williams, and Anna Akhmatova.
Allen Ginsberg Class on Autobiographical Poetry. He has the students read their respective pieces that relate to autobigraphy and then he reads many sections of Reznikoff's autobiographical poetry. He mentions David Copes "Quiet Lives" and Joe Brainards's poem, "I Remember" as good resources for this style of writing. He also talks about Kerouac's book movie and methods for list making and fact organizing so that poem is a quick flash of images that have structured one's...
Second half of part 4 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg continues his discussion of William Carlos Williams and moves on to the poets Louis Zukovsky and Charles Reznikoff. (Continued from 87P085)
AG class on 19th Century Poetry, particularly Shelley's "Epipsychidion" and "Triumph of Life." AG relates "Epipsychidion" as an orgasmic poem climaxing at the end. There is much discussion regarding the climactic poem. AG mentions writers like Hart Crane, Herman Melville and Kerouac as emulating the climactic writing. The then digresses into conversation regarding marriage and sex. There is talk about body forms like Michealangelo's "The David" and then...
Allen Ginsberg class on Beat literary history of the 1950's discussing student sketches, the first manuscript of "Howl," and Burroughs's early work including The Yage Letters and "Roosevelt after inauguration." Part 17 of a 20 part series. ( 1 reviews )
A literature course, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute May 18, 1980. Ginsberg begins the class by discussing Sapphic meter in Ancient Greek poetry. He then moves on to read various poet's take on the Greek form. Ginsberg ends the class with the students sharing their own sapphic poems. This is class 30 of 33.
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute May 12, 1980. Ginsberg begins the class by speaking about the heroic couplet form. Ginsberg then segues into reading and discussing the poetry of John Dryden, Simon Wastell, Thomas Vaughn, Thomas Traherne, Edward Taylor and The Earl Of Rochester. This is class 28 of 33.
Allen Ginsberg lecture on expansive poetics, focusing on the influences of Walt Whitman. He discusses Surrealism, Albert Einstein, Whitman, Federico Garcia Lorca, Paul Klebnikov, Christopher Smart, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Hart Crane and Edgar Allen Poe. Ginsberg reads Lorca's "Ode to Salvador Dali," Whitman's "Reversals," "Respondez" and "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," Klebnikov's "Menagerie," Smart's "Rejoice of the lamb," and... ( 1 reviews )
Allen Ginsberg class on 19h Century Poetry. This class begins with a class organizing and distribution of papers and handouts. The discussion begins with background and catchup regarding Blake's 6th book and leads into the lecture for the day which is a line by line breakdown and discussion of Blake's 7th book. The material is read with detail and explanantion of symbology with some comparison to Shelley's "Triumph of Life." This class also incorporates a discussion about the Four...
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute April 21, 1980. Ginsberg and class begin by discussing the poetry of Hart Crane and John Milton with regards to prosody. Ginsberg spends most of the rest of the class reading from and discussing John Milton's Paradise Lost. This is class 24 of 33.
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg survey class on historical poetics. Ginsberg discusses topics, styles, and modes that he found useful in his own poetry, and that every poet should know. He includes a discussion of preliterate traditions; quantitative verse, including classic meters and long and short vowels; sonnets; song forms; and a discussion of poetry expressing states of consciousness. He shows how older forms are still alive in the work of contemporary poets, using as examples the works...
The eleventh in a series of a basic poetics class taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa. In this class he continues his discussion of Basil Bunting, Campion and Dowland. Works read and discussed include Thou Must Home to Shadow Underground and Follow Thy Fair Sun by Campion. This is class 11 of 33.
A continuation of a Basic Poetics Class taught by Allen Ginsbergin 1980 at Naropa. In this class Ginsberg covers William Shakespeare's Sonnets. Topics include reading the sonnets as a novel of a love triangle between Shakespear, a young man, and the Dark Lady. Some works discussed and read include Sonnets 20 (the key to the sonnets), 18, 29, 33, 57 (the S and M sonnet), 64, 65, 73, 94, 116, 129, 144, 147, 152, and 153. This is class 16 of 33.
This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 20, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act IV scenes 1 through 3 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores and quotes from Elizabethan poets, Calderon's La Vida Es Sueno and Henry King's image of a bubble. This is...
Allen Ginsberg subtitutes for a workshop class taught by Tom Pickard recorded April 1, 1981 at Naropa. In this class, Allen discusses poetic composition using Corso, Marshall,Spicer, Kerouac, Blake, Pound, Williams, Bunting and others as examples. Later, students present their work and Ginsberg gives critiques often discussing the methods of composition, structureing, and selection of vocabulary in poetry. Continued on 81P110